toxoplasmosis and starting HIV treatment
Jan 3, 2008
I have just been diagnosed with toxo and HIV. My CD4 count is 5. Yet they tell me I cant start antiviral treatment for another 3 months
Response from Dr. Wohl
In general, this seems like not a great idea. While some people might be concerned that awakening your immune system by treating HIV might cause an over-reaction to the toxoplasmosis in your brain, I think waiting 3 months is too long.
The toxoplasmosis meds can work quickly and I would not wait beyond a month to start up HIV therapy.
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